Premier Inn, Lewes

The Lewes Magistrates’ Court, built by East Sussex County Council and opened in 1986, was closed in 2011 due to government cuts. The developer Quora’s proposal to demolish the court and build a 60-bed hotel was approved in December 2014. This three storey building, comprising a Premier Inn hotel with retail units on the ground floor, was completed in August 2016.

The Friends of Lewes was influential in changing the design to make it more sympathetic to the area of town in which it is located. Early architect’s designs can be seen on the Quora website.

Friends of Lewes Consultation Responses on the Lewes Magistrates’ Court/Premier Inn development:

To explore other Friends of Lewes statements and submissions to the planning authorities on this development, use the search box at top right, and see the Friends of Lewes Newsletters.

Lewes Magistrates Court and Premier Inn

Lewes Magistrates Court, and the Premier Inn, on Friar’s Walk